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Tuesday, October 27 • 10:30 - 11:00
Get into gear! From an idea to a regularly broadcast archive segment on Austrian public television

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I have been working as a media archivist for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation for almost a quarter of a decade. During these years the digital revolution took us quite for a ride.  
As a young documentalist I solely connected av-content with metadata. In what felt like the blink of an eye, I found myself in quite a few new and unexpected roles. Among others, editing archive-content-themed social media posts and hosting an archive segment on TV. The latter is going to be the primary topic of my presentation.
In 2018 I started to co-host an archive-themed TV afternoon show segment that was broadcast weekly for 39 episodes. It was followed by me hosting a midday show segment since March 2019. This program still airs currently. Both segments were conceptualised by archivists. A genuine archive approach so to speak.
It is essential for media archives to stay relevant within changing scenarios. I am convinced that this also means to be seen. Figuratively but also literally. Nobody knows archive content better than we do. Therefore, I believe that nobody is better equipped to do a better job with archive content than archivists themselves.
This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the project management steps that were taken in order to get our archive segments on screen. I will provide information on brainstorming, piloting and keeping the segment afloat.


Tom De Smet

General Director - Beeld en Geluid The Hague, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

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Michael Vielhaber

Editor & Media Asset Manager Multimedia Archives, ORF

Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 GMT
d. Session 3